Educational Leadership students receiving a degree (Master's in Educational Leadership or Specialist in Education - Educational Administration) must apply for Graduation regardless if they plan to walk in the Commencement Ceremony. Students receiving Type 75 Certification ONLY do not need to make application for graduation (student must have a previous master's degree to receive certification only).
Application may be made by logging into the PAWS system at www.eiu.edu/paws. There is a $25.00 fee for the application. Students will be billed from the EIU Student Accounts Office (217-581-3715).
Specific questions about the Application for Graduation should be directed to Eastern's Graduate School at 217-581-2220 or to the Educational Leadership Department at 217-581-2919.
Deadlines to apply for graduation are:
Fall 2013 November 5, 2013
Spring 2014 March 19, 2014
Summer 2014 July 9, 2014
Click here for an example handout to guide students in completing the Application for Graduation.
Commencement Ceremony Information (cap & gown rental, announcements, tickets, etc.)
Students wanting to apply for Illinois State Certification (Type 75 or the Superintendent’s Endorsement) must complete the following materials at http://www.eiu.edu/~edadmin/statecertification.php.